Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1973. Master of Arts in Management, Webster University, 1977.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, advanced through grades to colonel, test pilot, retired. Director satellite center Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, now director, system assessment and research. Retired space shuttle pilot and Commander National Aeronautics and Space Administration, member aerospace safety advisory panel, 2000—2003.
Chairman Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, New Mexico.
Board regents New Mexico Institute Mining and Technology.